"This group is for teens who are having problems with peers, school, parents, drugs, relationships and the pressures of everyday life. The group is for boys and girls and designed to be a safe place for teens to express their ..."
"Meeting Online, Thursdays at 6:10pm. Rolling Admission, join when ready; stay for 8 sessions - $37.50 each. Topics: Stages of Divorce, Coping with Stress of Legalities, Financial Stress and Self-Care, Sharing the News and Boundaries, Life Stages and Divorce, Existential ..."
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MC
"This is a group for licensed therapists. We offer peer-led, collaborative, and respectful clinical consultation and processing. We meet weekly via virtual Zoom conferencing. Our participants utilize various clinical orientations, leaning towards psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, functional family therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, humanistic, ..."
"My group has a trauma and attachment focus consisting of a mix of psychoeducation, skills building and processing. A sensorimotor (somatic/mind/body) approach will be integrated into the group material. All female-identified, non-binary and genderqueer persons are welcome. Groups run for ..."
"The complexities of living outside of society's expectations of binary gender identity are often exhausting and isolating. This therapy group is aimed at creating support and relational engagement with nonbinary/gender variant/gender-curious individuals in a setting that is free from questioning ..."
"Benefits of Group Therapy include: • Enhanced capacity for intimacy and connection • Deeper understanding of relationship patterns • Increased ability to constructively resolve conflict • Decreased feelings of isolation • Development of more effective communication skills "
"If you are looking to reinvigorate your intimate partnership, recharge the love & attraction you once felt, renew the regard you once held for your beloved, this workshop is designed to turn your marital doldrums into marital enlightenment. Join our ..."
"Those who have this skill are confident, connected in love, and thriving on purpose! Even when we try hard, it can be impossible to PRACTICE the kindness and care we deserve. This 8-week workgroup supports your healing journey with real ..."
"Join Abby Wambaugh, LMFT (#108742) and Janie McGlasson, LMFT (#93106) for a group focused on empowering your sexuality. Through understanding more about your past, and getting in touch with your present, we will help you have a more embodied sexual ..."
"One Neuro is a multidisciplinary clinic that is dedicated to providing premiere psychological and medical services to children and adults in the Los Angeles Area and surrounding communities. We provide neuropsychological assessment, neurofeedback, pain management, rehabilitation assessments, psychotherapy, and neurology ..."
"The goal of this group is to experience compassionate connections to yourself and others through the practice of mindfulness meditation as well as experiencing compassionate interpersonal- interaction.
We will also incorporate the latest findings in brain and attachment research to ..."
"A Process Group based on the book "Radical Acceptance" to awaken the compassion that heals fear and shame within us. Welcome to all levels of mindfulness and meditation practitioners, this group will meet once a week for a supported discussion ..."
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Los Angeles Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in Los Angeles is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in Los Angeles are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Los Angeles allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in Los Angeles can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.